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West Bengal

Krishak Bandhu Scheme

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The scheme “Krishak Bandhu Scheme” is a flagship scheme of the government of West Bengal and was launched by the Department of Agriculture in 2019. The scheme caters to the farming community by means of assured continuous income and insurance coverage. Further, the scheme seeks to provide the farmers with financial assistance of ₹10000 per year (₹5000 per acre in two installments).
The financial support under the Scheme is payable in two equal installments, first during Kharif and second during the Rabi season each year.
Scheme objective:
1. To support farmers financially during the pre-production stage by providing production input purchase assistance
2. To give income protection to farm families in case of a farmer’s untimely demise.
Scheme components:
There are two components of the scheme:
1. “Krishak Bandhu” (Assured Income) scheme
2. “Krishak Bandhu” ( Death Benefit) scheme
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